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Gumball's Coding Adventure

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Title:

Gumball's Coding Adventure

URL:

https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/gumballs-coding-adventure/overview.html

Content Source:

Other
Google CS First
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This sample activity is a collaboration between Cartoon Network and CS First. Students will tell a story using the characters from “The Amazing World of Gumball". This activity introduces students to computer science and the programming language Scratch. Students will use different Scratch blocks to create their own unique stories.

Gumball’s Coding Adventure is a simple activity designed to be completed within 45-75 minutes. Students will watch a series of videos and create one coding project with opportunities to personalize their work using “Add-Ons”, which are mini-coding challenges that build on top of the core project.

Be sure to review the Materials tab for the lesson plan, starter guide, and more. 

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
7) Test and debug a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.

Examples: Sequencing cards for unplugged activities, online coding practice.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • test a given program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
  • debug a given program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
  • collaborate with others.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • test
  • debug
  • program
  • block-based visual programming environment
  • arithmetic operators
  • conditionals
  • repetition
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies for debugging a given program.
  • arithmetic operators create a single numerical solution from multiple oprations.
  • conditionals are "if, then" statements that direct the program.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • test a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.
  • debug a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a given program must be tested and debugged to run correctly.
  • block-based visual programming uses arithemetic operators, conditionals, and repetition to function.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
7) Create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a working program in a block
  • based visual programming environment while using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • program
  • block-based visual programming environment
  • arithmetic operators
  • conditionals
  • repetition
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the definitions for arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition as they relate to programming.
  • strategies for collaborating with peers.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
  • implement strategies to collaborate with others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • operators in programming make many options available, reducing the length of an alorithm, pseudocode, or program.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
2) Create an algorithm to solve a problem while detecting and debugging logical errors within the algorithm.

Examples: Program the movement of a character, robot, or person through a maze.
Define a variable that can be changed or updated.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create an algorithm to solve a problem.
  • detect and debug logical errors within an algorithm.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • algorithm
  • debug
  • detect
  • logical errors
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • an algorithm is a logical set of steps to solve a problem.
  • detecting and debugging logical errors within an algorithm will ensure the algorithm serves to solve a problem successfully.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create an algorithm to solve a problem while detecting and debugging logical errors within the algorithm.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • debugging an algorithm is searching for logical errors within the algorithm.
  • an algorithm is a set of steps to solve a problem.
  • how to create an algorithm to solve a problem while detecting and debugging logical errors within the algorithm.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
6) Create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a working program in a block
  • based visual programming environment.
  • create a program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators such as AND, OR, and NOT.
  • create a program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using conditionals such as IF, THEN, and/or ELSE.
  • create a program in a block
  • based visual programming environment using repetition or loops.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • program
  • block-based visual programming
  • environment
  • arithmetic operators
  • conditionals
  • repetition
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment.
  • reasons for using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs make more operations possible and can reduce the complexity or length of code.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
8) Demonstrate that programs require known starting values that may need to be updated appropriately during the execution of programs.

Examples: Set initial value of a variable, updating variables.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • demonstrate that programs require known starting values that may need to be updated appropriately during the execution of programs.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • starting value
  • execution of programs
  • initial value
  • updating variables
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that for a program to run properly, the starting value may need to be set when the program begins.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • explain a scenario in which starting value is important to a program.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • programs require known starting values that may need to be updated appropriately during the execution of programs.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
8) Create a program that initializes a variable.

Example: Create a flowchart in which the variable or object returns to a starting position upon completion of a task.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create a variable set to a specific value within a program that will change during the program but will reinitialize or return back to the specific value initially set when the program is run again.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • initialize
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that updating a variable during a program changes the initial value set, so variables need to be initialized (set to the original value) at the start or end of a task or program.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • set variables back to their original values upon start
  • up or completion of a task or program.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • variables need to be initialized for programs to work properly more than once.
Tags: animation, background, block programming, debug, multimedia, problem solving, scratch, sound, sprite
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Author: Aimee Bates